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Blake Griffin sees LeBron going to New York, not Los Angeles

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Griffin also says “something is brewing with him and his group of guys.”

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LeBron James’ future is, and will continue to be, one the main storylines surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers. Most assume that if he does leaves, he’ll head west to Los Angeles.

But ask Clippers power forward Blake Griffin and you’ll get a different answer. While appearing on the View From the Cheap Seats podcast, Griffin was asked if he could see LeBron teaming up with him on the Clippers. He seemed excited about the idea, but not optimistic that it’ll happen. Griffin then went as far to say that he doesn’t see LeBron coming to L.A. and that there’s something brewing with “him and his group of guys”:

“Honestly, I don’t see him coming to L.A., period. Listen, again, I have no idea. I think something is brewing with him and his group of guys. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but something’s brewing. And I think they’re going to try to make that work.”

Griffin then he could see LeBron going to New York before Los Angeles:

“I could see him going to New York before L.A. … I still think, when you go to the Garden, it’s a completely different feeling. The energy — there seems like there’s just a continual buzz the entire game.”

As he said, Griffin probably doesn’t have an idea of what James is going to do. The two aren’t friends and it’d be surprising to see another player who isn’t in James’ inner circle have a good read on his future plans. We also know that James reportedly will “never” be a Clipper, seemingly taking one of the two teams in L.A. off the table. What matters here is seeing how another star views LeBron’s free agency.

It also remembering that New York, and its two NBA teams, could be a possible location for for James and his friends to team up in. And a lot could — and probably will — change between now and next summer. This almost certainly won’t be the last time we hear someone’s take on LeBron’s future.

You can listen to the full podcast here.